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Modern Affectation, . . . . . . . . . . Wirt, 113

The Indian Kings, . . . . . . . . Addison, 116

Satirical Notice of a class called Loungers, . Sleele, 120

Luxury and Avarice, ......... Addison, 124

Improprieties, ........

127

Friendship, the Great Benefit of it, . ...

131

Commerce, the Extent and Advantages of it, .

135

Employment of time, · · · · · · · · ·

139

Head Dresses, ... · · · · · · ·

144

Virtue and Decency, . . . . . . . . . . Steele, 147

Education, ... ... ... .. Addison, 149

Ambition of use, if rightly directed, . . . "

153

Virtue, of a beautiful Nature, . . . . . . " 157

Dissection of a Beau's Head, .....

160

Dissection of a Coquette's Heart, ..... " 164

The many advantages of a Cheerful Temper, . " 168

False Modesty, . . . .. . .

The Beauties of Creation, . . . . . . . . Hervey, 176

What is proper to be observed in Conver-

eation, . . . . . . . . . Dr. Johnson, 177

The Progress of the Passions, . . . . . " 178

The Importance of Politeness, ... Lord Chesterfield, 179

How to remove or leseen Prejudices, . .. Barker, 182

The Four Seasons, . . . . . . . . . Melmoth, 183

Affectation of Sensibility, ......Dr. Knox, 184

On Reading Works of Taste, ..... Dr. Enfield, 185

The Ephemera an Emblem of Human Life, . Franklin, 186

The Handsome and Deformed Leg, ..... "

16 188

Some account of Rip Van Winkle, .... W. Irving, 190

Rural Life in England, . . . . . . .

193

Roral Occupation, .... ..

196

English Scenery, . . . . . . .

198

The Broken-hearted Woman, . . . . . .

199

The Widow and her son, · · · · · ·

201

Rural Funerals, . . . . . . . . . .

210

Offerings of Nature to the dead, ....

212

On the Necessity of Writing a good hand, Chesterfield, 217

Surprising instance of Gratitude in a Lion, . . Johnson, 219

Personal Beauty produced by Moral Sentiment, .. 221

A good conscience the best security against calumny, &c." 226

On choosing our company, ... ... Chesterfield, 230

Rules for Conversation, . . . . . . . Dr. Johnson, 232

On Dignity of Manners, ....... Chesterfield, 235

The Natural History of Ants, . . . . . Dr. Johnson, 237

Matter, . ............ J. M. Good, 251

Humility to be learned from the study of Physics, C6 252

The Operations of Nature subservient to each other," 254

Distinguishing and Sublime Characteristics of Nature, " ", 256

Human Happiness the result of Virtue, ... " 258

Same concluded, . . . . . . . . . .

261

Taste, Genius and Imagination, . . . . .

263

Goldsmith's Garret, .... B. Silliman, 265

Rules of Walking and Riding in London, ..

266

Dr. Herschell's Telescope, · · · · · ·

267

Manufacture of Pins, . . . . . .

Shepherds and their Flocks, ..

272

Carisbrooke Castle, . . . . . . . . .

273

Society in Edinburgh, . . . .. . .

276

Solon and Publicola compared, . . . . . Plutarch, 278

Timoleon and Paulus Æmelius compared, . .

283

Pelopidus and Marcellus compared, .....

235

Flaininius and Philopomen compared, i

289

Cimon and Lucullus compared, ....

292

Sertorius and Eumenes compared, ..... " 297

Demosthenes and Cicero compared, .... " 299

The Pernicious effects of unnecessary drinking,-C. Sprague, 304

Extract from Webster's Discourse on Adams and Jefferson, 307

From the same continued, · · · · · · · · · · · 309

Another from the same, . . . . . . . . . .

313

Marshall's Speech on the Death of Washington, . ii. 315

Extract from the Speech of Mr. Wirt on the Trial of A. Burr, 317

Speech of Patrick Henry, 1775, .......... 321

Mr. Hopkinson on the Impeachment of Judge Chase, .. 324

Extract from Demosthenes 1st Oration against Philip, .'. 330

Do. from his second Olynthiac Oration, . . . . 333

Do. · from his third Oration against Philip, . . . . 334

Do from Demosthenes' Oration on the Regulation of

the State, .............. 338

Do. from Cicero's 1st Oration against Catiline, .... 339

Do. from Cicero's 2d Oration against Catiline, ... 342

Do. from Cicero's 3d Oration against Catiline, · 344

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